I was having an absolute crapper of a Monday today. I slept badly last night (had horrible nightmares), it’s “that” time of the month (why, Mother Nature, WHY!?) and I had a banging headache for most of the day (the lights, they burn!). So when I sneakily checked Twitter at work, I was very happy to see that my lovely friend Kate from the Minted Beauty had tagged me to do a post. My day immediately looked up and I couldn’t wait to get home to write this! Here goes, hang on to your lipsticks!
At the moment, I’ve been using the Nivea Caramel Cream Lip Butter before bed and it’s AMAZING! It’s almost good enough to eat! During the day, I carry my EOS Balm in Sweet Mint in my handbag. I find it works a treat against the nasty, drying air-con at work. I also love the original Chapstick for when I’m working in the field because it has SPF15 and smells deliciously vanillery.
Best Eye-Catching Red
I LOVE a good bright red, nothing makes me feel more glamorous! I have a plethora of reds but one of my old faithfuls is also one of my best, the Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss in Kiss of Life. (You can check out the rest of my Old Faithfuls here).
Best Luxury & Best Drugstore
My favourite drugstore lipstick brand would have to be Rimmel. The Kate Moss Lasting Finish lipsticks are amazing, as are their new Moisture Renew lipsticks. The Sportsgirl Pout About It range are also favourites for “drugstore”, although they don’t technically fit that category! As for high end, I would say MAC or Clinique and not just because they are the only two high end brands I have lipsticks from! I actually do like them!
Best MAC Lipstick
This is easy as I only own one MAC lipstick but I do love it very much! It’s a beautiful bright pink with a satin finish called Impassioned. I have a MAC lipstick wishlist a mile long!
I’m going to be really controversial and say the OCC Lip Tars. I have two in the shades Grandma and Trollop and while I love the way they look, I was not prepared for the amount of effort needed to apply them properly.
Liner: Yay or Nay?
I always feel like lip liner is a really nana-esque product! I know it’s necessary but it always puts me in mind of old ladies. If I’m wearing a very dark shade or one I know (from past experiences) will bleed, then I will take the time to apply a liner but usually, I don’t bother.
I absolutely hate/detest/despise almost ever lip gloss ever created BUT I’ve been making a real effort to try and love them. I got two very cute Coca-Cola and Sprite flavoured ones by Lip Smacker which I love AND I’ve also been quite taken with the NYX Butter Gloss in Peach Cobbler.
Like Kate, I have a scrub from the LUSH Lip Scrub range that I adore! Mine is the Limited Edition Santa’s Lip Scrub, which is bright red and smells like Cola. I can’t believe I have to wait another 6 months to get my hands on it again!
Jacquelyn from Hey There Jacquelyn
Reshma from Dazzlegloss3
(The other) Dani from Lace and Love XO
Erin from The Beauty Box
Ally from Wild Glossy
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